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Operational Excellence in Government is led by Stephen Goldsmith, Director of the Innovations in American Government Awards program and Professor at Harvard Kennedy School. The project identifies operational efficiency themes across state and local governments, and is supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and conducted in partnership with United States Common Sense, a nonpartisan nonprofit policy group dedicated to opening government data and resources to the public.  By pinpointing opportunities for cost savings, recommending proven efficiencies, and providing implementation guidance, the Operational Excellence in Government project is a central resource for public-sector excellence. Read more.